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kairosntx
02-14-2008, 10:45 PM
I'm always trying to convince people to watch movies in widescreen. some people can't stand watching movies with "those black bars" (letterbox) on their television. thought I would chime in here and see where everyone stands on this issue. I know there a many movie afficionados on the boards.

For anyone interested in knowing the difference in the formats and specifically how a pan & scan move is edited, check these links.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3761148384036870961&q=widescreen+vs+fullscreen&total=14&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=2

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1784095276020589359&q=widescreen+vs+fullscreen&total=14&start=0&num=10&so=0&type=search&plindex=0

kairosntx
02-15-2008, 12:17 AM
And a little editorial license to heat things up... Full screen is for people that really don't apprectiate movies.

stoffer
02-15-2008, 01:03 AM
You need to convince people to dump their 4:3 televisions.

kairosntx
02-15-2008, 02:00 AM
True... but if you want to do that right it could cost thousands!

little_e
02-15-2008, 05:34 AM
You will still have a letterbox picture if you have a widescreen TV depending on the format of the movie. 1.33:1 is for 4x3, 1.85:1 is for 16x9, & 2.35:1 is actual movie format. Tha aspect ratio determines if the picture fills up your screen.

lethalfang
02-15-2008, 10:25 AM
Widescreen is certainly where things are headed, but it's really something I don't quite understand.
For most people (almost everybody), their room has plenty of room toward the ceiling to allow the TV set to be higher, but not wider.
For a room with given size, it limits how wide your TV set can be, but it does not limit how high the TV can be. So why does the TVs get lower and wider?

Nuke
02-15-2008, 10:33 AM
Anything that makes it "better" for me to watch more TV, is a bad, bad thing. Kill your TV!

angharad
02-15-2008, 10:38 AM
For most people (almost everybody), their room has plenty of room toward the ceiling to allow the TV set to be higher, but not wider.
For a room with given size, it limits how wide your TV set can be, but it does not limit how high the TV can be. So why does the TVs get lower and wider?

For movie watching. Screens in movie theatres tend to be a fair amount wider than they are tall. By trying to replicate that in a TV or home theatre, you'll get a "truer" movie experience.

mcpon
02-15-2008, 10:39 AM
I like both.